Last Updated on August 1, 2020 by Ellen Christian
I am slowly eliminating all of the non-homemade cleaners from my home. Yes, I know there are some eco-friendly cleaners you can buy at the store. Honestly though, the price on these is just so expensive when you really look at the ingredients that it just makes sense to make your own.
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Cleaning with Vinegar DIY Citrus Spray
Cleaning with vinegar is one of the easiest ways to clean. It really does work on just about anything. You can use it on your counters, your stove, in your bathroom, on your floors, etc. The only complaint that I hear from people is that they don’t like the vinegar smell. The vinegar smell does go away when it’s dry but if you don’t want to wait that long, it’s very easy to make this DIY citrus spray to hide the vinegar smell.
How do you make a homemade lemon spray?
So, if you prefer to use lemons rather than orange, you can do that. Just substitute whatever type of citrus peels you like to change the scent.
- One glass jar with lid
- White vinegar
- Citrus peels – lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, clementine, etc.
- Fill the glass jar with white vinegar.
- Add the citrus peels.
- Add 5-10 drops of tea tree oil
- Leave alone in a cupboard for about a week. Use up within a month.
I make about enough cleaner to use up in a one month period. After that time, I pour the remaining cleaner down sink and toss the citrus peels in the garbage and start over. Not only does cleaning with vinegar save me a lot of money, it cuts down on the number of bottles of clear I need to store under the sink. You can transfer the liquid to a spray bottle as you need it or dip a cloth in it to wipe down your counters.
This time, I used clementine peels in my DIY citrus spray. I found a great deal on them using the MyMaxx app from Shaw’s Market. MyMixx is a new personalized savings app from Shaw’s Markets that you can download to your phone to clip digital coupons. It’s really easy to use. You just redeem the coupons at the register using your phone number. You can make shopping lists and even get digital receipts by text or email by using MyMixx. I love that I am finding savings on so many health products.
If you’re interested in cleaning with vinegar and would like a simple, frugal recipe, I hope you’ll try my DIY citrus spray.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.